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PRO AND CON
U N I V E R SA L I S VT,
BOTH AS TO ITS DOCTRINES AND MORAL BEARINGS,
IN A SERIES OF ORIGINAL ARTICLES,
BY GEORGE ROGERS,
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PRINTED BY R. P. BROOKS & CO.
BX 9941 •R63 1837 V
The author has decided on issuing two series of these numbers. series will consist of sixteen numbers. The two series will comhree volumes, of 256 pages each. In the course of the second ne, will be commenced memoirs of the professional life and travels "e author.— Those travels have already been prosecuted to some wnt in twelve of the states, and he proposes to extend them to Michivan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana, and, possibly, to Texas. If these little volumes should fail of affording both pleasure and profit in the perusal, the author begs it may be imputed to want of ability on his part, and not to want of pains.
G. R. Cincinnati, July 17th, 1837.
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1837,
BY GEORGE ROGERS,
THE PENNSYLVANIA VALLEY:
Shewing the influence of certain religious doctrines
on individual and social life.
CONCEIVE, reader, if you please, a deep and quict valley, of about five miles in length from the points whence it takes its particular designation, and a mile and a half in medial breadth ; the hills, by which on both sides it is hemmed in, may be some two or three hundred feet in altitude, and are very precipitous ; varying indeed, but a little from perpendicularity : from their bases to their summits they are covered with a thick natural growth of hemlock-fir-trees, intermingled with stunted hazels and sumachs, save that here and there may be seen a soft spot which has been cleared by the axe of the settler : and how picturesque is the effect of these same cultivated spots! They occur mostly in the occasional curvatures and indentations by which Nature, with her usual taste, has varied the monotony of these mountainous ridges; or in the defiles which the rivulets from the interior have scooped out in their journeyings toward the far-off ocean.
I will suppose you standing on one of these acclivities, especially the one on the eastern side, for there the advantage of survey is greatest, and the eye from thence can take in an extent of prospect only bounded by its reach of vision. What a scene of loveliness you now have before you ! it is but little rivaled,